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October 14 at 11:30 am PDT/2:30 pm EDT


The higher-education ecosystem is more widely polarized and more closely scrutinized than ever before. As universities across the country contend with questions of reopening safely, maintaining the quality of education on virtual platforms, balancing budgets, and prioritizing diversity and inclusion, the public increasingly questions the ROI of an expensive higher-education system. Join a unique discussion with presidents of leading universities who are transforming these challenges into opportunities to reimagine, rethink, and redefine higher education. Among the many questions for debate, they will explore practical short-term fixes to a disrupted higher-ed sector. They will also speculate and share their views on the likely impact of this moment on the long-term future of higher education.



Jeffrey Selingo

Contributor, The Atlantic and The Washington Post; Author, "Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions"



Carol Christ

Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley

Michael Crow

President, Arizona State University

Thomas LeBlanc

President, George Washington University

Michael Sorrell

President, Paul Quinn College